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Holiday Gift Guide 2017

11/14/2017

Categories Home

If you're looking for some great gift ideas for the kids (and adults) on your list, check out our Holiday Shopping Guide showcasing some unique products, local holiday shows and attractions, great...

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A Reader Is Born: 10 Tips for Building Baby’s First Library by Kerry Ramsay

11/02/2017

Categories Parent Picks Home

Reading out loud to a newborn can be a great family bonding experience. Snuggled together on the couch or in a cozy armchair, the simple sound of mom or dad’s voice can be a calming sensation for...

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15 Doctor Recommended “To Do’s” to Fight the Flu

11/02/2017

As we head into flu season there are many things we can do to “flu proof” ourselves. Regardless of whether you choose to get a flu vaccine or not, there are things we can do to heighten our chances...

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Santa's Parade Schedule for Durham Region and the GTA (2017)

10/29/2017

Categories Family Fun Home

HO, HO, HO!! It's that time of year again. Watching your local Santa Claus Parade is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Santa is one busy guy, he's making stops in Pickering, Oshawa,...

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Traditional Pumpkin Carving Techniques By Colleen Dorsey

09/27/2017

Categories Family Fun Home Crafts

Here they are, the very essentials of pumpkin carving! By following these steps that you probably had down pat when you were a kid, you can get carving with any traditional pumpkin carving pattern....

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Apple picking fun at Watson Farms

09/24/2017

Categories Family Fun

Fall is upon us and there are lots of great ways to get out and enjoy the season. We took our kids apple picking and had a fabulous morning.

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Reading Rocks -October/Fall edition

09/13/2017

Categories Family Fun

This month there were lots of great choices about the FALL season: pumpkins, Thanksgiving and apples! We would love to hear from you with some of your favourite stories. Feel free to email us at...

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Family Fun at Local Fall Fairs

09/01/2017

Categories Family Fun

There's nothing quite like a country fall fair to get you in the mood for the change of seasons. Midway rides, horse shows, demolition derbys, live music, fast food and so much more. It's always so...

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Is Your House Ready for Back-to-School?

08/29/2017

Categories Parenting Home Organizing

As the summer comes to an end, the fall brings with it a season of packed lunches, rushed mornings and a house in disarray. It's that time of year again, when the kids head back to school. Keeping...

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Fall Registration Guide 2017

07/23/2017

Categories Family Guides Home

Are you looking for a new activity for your kids to try? Be sure to check out our Fall Registration Guide. From music to gymnastics to tutoring to skating and more, we've got some great local...

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Tim Horton's Free Summer Swimming schedules

06/14/2017

Categories Family Fun

Your local Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners are proud to bring you Tim Hortons Free Swim - Complimentary swimming time at local pools in participating communities across Canada. They know you want to...

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Canada Day Guide for local fireworks & festivities 2017

06/09/2017

Categories Family Guides Home

It won't be long til school is out and summer is here! There's no better way to start the summer than by enjoying our great country! Get out on Saturday July 1st and celebrate Canada's 150th...

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Canada Day Scavenger Hunt

06/06/2017

Categories Family Fun Home

Everyone loves a good scavenger hunt! Here's a great one to help celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday. Depending on the age of the kids, you can either hide these items around the house and backyard...

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French Books Your Child Will Want To Read!

06/01/2017

Categories Parenting Family Guides Home

Camp Tournesol surveyed more than 2000 French immersion families and asked only one question: What is your #1 challenge in supporting your child in their French language journey? The vast...

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Family Summer Fun Guide

05/31/2017

Categories Family Fun Family Guides

There are so many fabulous things to do with the kids for summer. We're showcasing a few of our favourites, from local farms to big city attractions to weekend getaways and fun day trips plus so...

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Victoria Day Weekend Fireworks in Southern Ontario (2017)

05/08/2017

Categories Family Fun Family Guides

Fireworks on Victoria Day in Durham Region seem to have become a thing of the past, but we've found a few great options to check out around Southern Ontario (from Bowmanville to Niagara Falls) if...

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Reading Rocks: Favourite Hockey Books!

05/05/2017

Categories Family Guides

With the Stanley Cup playoffs going on, we thought we would follow the hockey theme this month (even if the Leafs didn't make it). Here are some of our favourite hockey stories!

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Summer Camp Guide for Durham and the GTA

04/25/2017

Categories Family Fun Family Guides Home

Want to get a head start on planning your kid's summer activities? Here's our 2017 Summer Camp Guide full of fabulous camps from across Durham Region, Toronto and the GTA! Whatever your child's...

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Birthday Party Planning Guide

03/29/2017

Categories Family Fun Family Guides

Birthday Parties are always lots of fun, leaving everyone with great memories, but they're hard work to plan!! We've got some great ideas here to help you plan your little one's special day,...

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Durham Region KIDS EAT FREE Guide

02/28/2017

Categories Family Guides

Eating out can be so expensive, but some nights you just need a break from cooking? Don't leave home without our KIDS EAT FREE Guide to Durham Region for some awesome deals on dining out. We...

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